This album saw the light of day 7 days ago, but is the result of a decade of writing in the back of the Bombay Bicycle Club tour bus.
Toothless was founded by Bombay bassist Ed Nash after the band went on indefinite hiatus in 2014. He recruited Bombay drummer Suren de Saram for the band and frontman Jack Steadman to co-produce his album. And today it was announced that Liz Lawrence (singer-songwriter and half of Cash+David), who had been on tour with Bombay up until 2014, was recruited to join Toothless on their first ever UK tour – this February and March – as guitarist and backing singer, as well as opening for them every night. A very smart move because she certainly made Bombay sound all the better.
She will do the same for Toothless. The album is good, don’t get me wrong, but what Ed’s voice lacks in power and reach Liz will compensate. And we know that Suren packs a punch on the drums, so if all the pieces fall into place, the live shows could be very good indeed.
For Liz this tour is also an opportunity to showcase new solo material she’s been working on, and I can’t wait to hear it. If all goes well I’m hopeful we’ll see a solo release later in the year.
Listen to The Pace Of The Passing HERE.
Let me know what you think.